Sarah Haider

American activist, writer, founder of the group Ex-Muslims of North America

About Sarah

Sarah Haider is an activist and writer. She has spent much of her professional life in the charitable world, co-founding two nonprofit organizations. She is the founder of advocacy group Ex-Muslims of North America, which seeks to normalize religious dissent and to help former Muslims leave the religion by linking them to support networks. Her work has been covered in numerous outlets, including BBC, The Economist, The Stranger and Quillette and in 2018 she was recognized as a “Freethought Heroine” by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

Today she spends more of her time thinking and writing about belief, social dynamics, and culture on her Substack, Hold That Thought.

She can also be found arguing with strangers on Twitter at @SarahtheHaider.


A Special
Place in Hell
with Meghan
Daum & Sarah

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“There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” — Madeleine Albright The hosts Meghan Daum and Sarah Haider, are two very different women separated by a generation and also wildly divergent life choices. Both Sarah and Meghan feel that our discourse is fucked— too politicized, too performative, and increasingly separated from reality. This podcast will offer an alternative to the nonsense: a space to think differently about culture, society, and especially sex (specifically what’s good about it, what’s bad about it and what we can and can’t do about any of it).